After a two-year review process, Europe's Article 29 Working Party has deemed Uruguay's data protection regime to be "adequate" by the standards of the European Data Protection Directive. In an opinion published last week, the group of European data protection authorities said that "Uruguay provides an adequate level of protection with regard to transfers of personal data from the EU/EEA, pursuant to Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data." In making the determination, the group compared Uruguay's Law No. 18,331 on the Protection of Personal Data and "Habeas Data" to the main provisions of the directive. The Article 31 committee and the European Commission will consider the opinion before issuing a final decision on Uruguay's adequacy status.
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